Echocardiographic Algorithm for Post-Myocardial Infarction LV Thrombus. A Gatekeeper for Thrombus Evaluation by Delayed Enhancement CMR Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Algorithms
  • Echocardiography
  • Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Thrombosis


  • LV thrombus remains common, especially after LAD MI, and can occur even in the absence of aneurysm. Although DE-CMR yielded improved overall thrombus detection, apical wall motion on a noncontrast echocardiogram can be an effective stratification tool to identify patients in whom DE-CMR thrombus assessment is most warranted. (Diagnostic Utility of Contrast Echocardiography for Detection of LV Thrombi Post ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction [NCT00539045].).

publication date

  • March 20, 2015



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5104336

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jcmg.2015.06.017

PubMed ID

  • 26476503

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